Diplomatic Correspondent: Bangladesh and Mediterranean island country Malta have agreed to begin ‘new era of cooperation’ to invigorate bilateral relations between the two countries especially in areas of maritime and blue economy.
The two countries reached the agreement in their first ever official bilateral talks held in Maltese capital Valetta on Monday.
A press release issued from the Foreign Ministry on Tuesday came up with the information.
Bangladesh foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Malta foreign and trade promotion minister Carmelo Abela led their respective sides.
The two foreign ministers exchanged views on all issues of mutual interests, with particular emphasis on enhanced economic cooperation.
After the talks, the two foreign ministers signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) on – regular holding of political consultations, and cooperation between diplomatic training academies of the two countries.
Bangladesh foreign minister, who is on a two-day official visit to Malta, also separately called on Maltese President Dr. George Vella and Prime Minister Josef Muscat.
risingbd/Dhaka/July 23, 2019/Hasan/AI